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112-0002 東京都文京区小石川2-2-13 1F
1F 2-2-13 Koishikawa, Bunkyo-ku,
Tokyo 112-0002 JAPAN

後楽園駅
丸の内線【4b出口】 南北線【8番出口】
KORAKUEN Station (M22, N11)
春日駅 三田線・大江戸線【6番出口】
KASUGA Station (E07)

History of BUNKYO GAKKI

1947
創業時ロゴ

Established Chaki string instrument, Contrabass Shop in Bunkyo-Area, Tokyo

1965

Established a new office in the current address and started importing violin, viola, cello as a general string instrument store

1971

Hosted the "Exhibition for String Instrument" and published a collection of fine old stringed instruments (held annually until 1981) 

1974

Sold a Stradivarius Violin for the first time (ex-Dancla made in 1710) 

1975
文京楽器旧ロゴ

The firm reorganized as “Bunkyo Gakki Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 

1976
ピグマリウス旧カタログ表紙

Our original violin brand "Pygmalius" was officially announced 

1980
バイオリン製作今と昔

Held a "Bow Fair" with a number of old bows at Shinjuku Sunroute Hotel  

Issued Book Ⅰ and Ⅱ of "Violin making, as it was, and is"  

Organized a contrabass concert by "Gary Karr"

1982
ドロシーディレイ

Organized the "Violin from all over the World, Dream Festival" at the Ikebukuro Mitsukoshi, and exhibited almost 50 old instruments by makers such as Stradivari and Guarneri Del Gesu, and almost 120 french bows by master makers such as Tourte.  

A small size of Pygmalius was noted by Dorothy Delay and selected for Mr. Godoshimi's use.

1983 
アルシェ創業時エンブレム

Launched "Pygmalius", string magazine (issued for ten years up until No. 40) .  

Established "Archet" bow maker as a subsidiary 

1987

Commenced support activities of young musicians in collaboration with our music office 

1988
感謝状

Awarded Certificate of appreciation from the Metropolitan Police Department for assistance in identifying a Stradivari Violin stolen from New York which was brought to our firm.

We cooperated in the apprehension of the international instrument thieves.

1989

Released CD played by cellist Kenichiro Tokunaga and produced by Koichi Sugiyama, featuring fine instruments (Stradivari, Goffriller, Montagnana and Amati) which were in our collection, 

Established  London branch

1994
ゴールドメダル&賞状ーアルシェカタログより

KUNITAKA OHSE won gold medal in the cello bow category at the VSA international competition 

1995

Issued book Ⅲ of "Violin making, as it was, and is" 

1999
ビオリーノ・ロゴ

Established "Violino Co., Ltd." as a subsidiary company by independently opening the violin manufacturing department.  

Reorganized into Bunkyo Gakki Co., Ltd. 

2000

Established "C's", violin making class

2002

Renewed showroom of Bunkyo Gakki

2004

Reopened WEB site of Bunkyo Gakki

2009

Renewed the Bunkyo instrument web site

2010

Relocated office to Hongo due to Rebuilding Head Office

Began marketing the company with the concept “Fun and Benefit”as a stringed instrument specialty store.

2013

TOVIC (Tobik) – 

Opened Tokyo Violin Trade Center on 30th April to create a 'Global Open Market'

Held a series of concerts by Yoko Kubo, violinist representative of Japan as "Kubo Yoko’s  Bach" which was held six times in total.

 
2014
久保陽子のモーツアルト

Held a series of concerts by Yoko Kubo, violinist representative of Japan as "Kubo Yoko’s  Mozart" which was held ten times in total.

2015
久保陽子のベートーベン

Held a series of concerts by Yoko Kubo, violinist representative of Japan as "Kubo Yoko’s  Beethoven" ,welcoming cellist Koh Iwasaki, which was held seven times in total.

2016年1月

Organized a Concert "MION ~ sound connecting to the future VOL.1" as a culmination of salon · concert and lesson held at Bunkyo Civic Center small hall

2016年4月

Held a series of concerts by Yoko Kubo, violinist representative of Japan as "Kubo Yoko’s  Concertos" held seven times in total.

2016年9月

Yuki Hori assumes the position of Representative Director and president. Former president Yasukaze Chaki appointed Chairman and Representative Director  

To pursue intrinsic customer satisfaction, we closed the Hongo store to concentrate our efforts at the Koishikawa store, and started business development with a new concept and brand image 

WEB page full renewal